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The Howdy Glossary - "Security" Category


Security software is a crucial category of computer programs designed to protect information technology systems and data from various threats, including viruses, malware, ransomware, and cyberattacks. This software encompasses a broad range of tools that provide real-time protection, detection, and removal of threats to ensure the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data. Key components often include antivirus and anti-malware solutions, firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and encryption tools. Additionally, Security software may include more specialized solutions such as endpoint protection for safeguarding individual devices within the network, vulnerability scanners to detect weaknesses in the system, and security information and event management (SIEM) systems that provide an overarching view and rapid response capabilities for security events. These tools are integral for enforcing data security policies, conducting risk assessments, and complying with regulatory requirements.

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